Brilliant minds and dedicated people
created the the vibrant community of Westchester, which today continues
to prosper in technology, transportation, housing development, and the
During the late 19th century, beans,
barley, pigs, sheep and cattle were major commodities. By the early
20th century, railway and streetcar systems connected the inland to the
coast, bringing tourists to the area seeking recreational activities.
Population boomed and the city of Westchester was born.
In the 1940s, Howard Hughes arrived
and began building his Spruce Goose and manufacturing war-related
aircraft and parts; this provided thousands of jobs for people in the
area. With airplanes came the need for an airport, and in 1941 the Los
Angeles Airport (LAX) was established.
Westchester is a town moving forward,
thanks to the innovations of people in the past!